Bag Raiders: “Beat Me To The Punch” (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)

DATE:
November 18th, 2016
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The last time we heard from Bag Raiders, the Australian duo of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, was early this year, when they dropped their superb “Checkmate” EP. Now, they’re back with their surprise new single “Beat Me To The Punch”, and it’s about as catchy as it gets. On this track, Bag Raiders have teamed up with everyone’s favorite blue-eyed soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne to deliver a delicious electro-pop jam. It’s yet another taste from the pair’s long-awaited sophomore album, the follow-up to 2010’s self-titled debut LP, which is expected to drop early next year.

The single “Beat Me To the Punch” is out now on Modular. Buy it here.

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Bag Raiders: “Checkmate” (feat. Benjamin Joseph)

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Bag Raiders: “Checkmate” (feat. Benjamin Joseph)

DATE:
March 1st, 2016
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Bag Raiders, the LA-based Australian synth-pop duo of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, bring perfect-for-spring vibes with their brand-new single “Checkmate”, featuring vocals from Safia’s frontman Benjamin Joseph. The tropical-flavored tune will appear on the duo’s upcoming three-track EP of the same name, which follows last year’s “Waterfalls” and “Friend Inside” EPs. Bag Raiders’ long-awaited sophomore album, the follow-up to 2010’s self-titled debut LP, is slated for a summer release. Give “Checkmate” a spin or two above, and ride with us.

The “Checkmate” EP will drop on March 4th on Modular. Stream the whole thing here.

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Bag Raiders: “Friend Inside” EP

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Bag Raiders: “Friend Inside” EP

DATE:
December 10th, 2015
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Back in July, Bag Raiders, the LA-based Australian synth-pop duo of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, dropped their superb “Waterfalls” EP, the first of three EPs leading up to their sophomore album, which is to be expected to arrive in summer 2016. Now, they’re back with their second EP called “Friend Inside”, a three-track offering that finds the pair still operating in top form. The EP features a “triple dose of infectious and radiant electronic pop that dances across the spectrum, from positive to chilling to downright ecstatic.” Before it drops on December 11th via Modular, you can stream the whole thing above.

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Bag Raiders: “Waterfalls” Remixes
Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”

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Bag Raiders: “Waterfalls” Remixes

DATE:
November 17th, 2015
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Bag Raiders, the LA-based Australian synth-pop duo of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, just dropped a new remix EP for “Waterfalls”, the title track from their recent three-track EP. The release features two fine reworks by Los Angeles-based producer and all round cool guy Daniel.T., one half of Cosmic Kids, and Brooklyn’s electronic trio Lemonade. Both adding their own signature touch to the summery, tropical-flavored original track. Get your fill of the “Waterfalls” remixes above, and enjoy the ride. Great vibes!

The “Waterfalls” Remixes is out now. Pick up your copy here.

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Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 20 Summer 2015

DATE:
September 8th, 2015
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It’s been a while since we shared our most popular mpFrees with all of you, but here we go again. This time round, we have compiled a list for the top 20 most downloaded tracks from the past three months on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tracks from Sébastien Tellier, Moon Boots, Para One, Daphni, aka Caribou’s Dan Snaith, Du Tonc, PillowTalk, Benoit & Sergio, Daniel.T., Darius, and Mickey, amongst others, this is your summer chart. Our beloved Australian duo Bag Raiders take the top spot with their stellar single “Vapour Trails”, a track that has soundtracked many of our sunlit road trips. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 20 below, and ride with us.

Top 20 Downloads of the Summer 2015:

01. Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”
02. Moon Boots: “Magic”
03. Para One & The South African Youth Choir: “Elevation”
04. Aaliyah: “Rock The Boat” [Du Tonc Rework]
05. Leonard Cohen: “Nevermind” [PillowTalk Re-Rub]
06. Sébastien Tellier: “Comment Revoir Oursinet?” [Cesare Remix]
07. Wild & Free: “Tropique” [Daniel.T. Remix]
08. Brooklyn Express: “69” [Mickey Re-Work]
09. Jerry Folk: “Futura”
10. Jungle: “Time” [Darius Remix]

11. Jessie Ware: “Tough Love” [Benoit & Sergio Rework]
12. Oxford: “Aria”
13. Daphni: “Usha”
14. Denie Corbett: “What You Won’t Do For Love” [Jesse Rudoy Edit]
15. Shura: “White Light” [Factory Floor Remix]
16. Urulu: “TapeDrums4eva”
17. Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone: “In Da Kar” [FSQ Miami Dub]
18. Wild & Free: “Low Pressure” [Falqo Remix]
19. Charles Murdoch: “SOH [Remix]
20. Gigamesh: “The Music”

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Bag Raiders: “Waterfalls” Video

DATE:
September 3rd, 2015
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Bag Raiders, the LA-based Australian synth-pop duo of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, have shared this surreal, imaginative new video for “Waterfalls”, a summery, tropical-flavored track from their recent three-track EP of the same name. Directed by Gee.G, the colorful video features the collage work of Spanish artist Alexandre Coll. Peep the clip above, and check out another superb track from the record, “Wonderland”, below.

“We’ve always loved the paintings of Rene Magritte, and how they can really transport you someplace else with their landscapes and mysterious characters. We follow a few collage artists and when Gee.G showed us Alex Coll, we felt his work could really capture this feeling, which we had also tried to create with the song,” says Bag Raiders.

Bag Raiders’ “Waterfalls” EP, the first of three EPs coming out during the year, is out now on Modular. Pick up you 12” here.

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Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”

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Bag Raiders: “Waterfalls”

DATE:
July 16th, 2015
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NEW MUSIC
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Just last month, Bag Raiders, the LA-based Australian synth-pop duo of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, returned with their brilliant track “Vapour Trails”, the first taste from their upcoming three-track “Waterfalls” EP. Today, Bag Raiders have shared a stream of the effort’s title track, an uplifting summertime jam that has a serious tropical vibe to it. Just perfect for your next car rides. Blast it above.

Bag Raiders’s “Waterfalls” EP, the first of three EPs coming out during the year, will drop on July 17th on Modular. The duo’s long-awaited sophomore album, the follow-up to 2010’s self-titled debut LP, is slated for release early next year. You can still grab a free download of “Vapour Trails” here. Pre-order the EP here.

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Bag Raiders: “Nairobi”

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Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”

DATE:
June 19th, 2015
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The wait is finally over. Australian duo Bag Raiders are back with their gorgeous new single “Vapour Trails” and we couldn’t be more excited. Bag Raiders’ Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, currently based in Los Angeles, deliver nearly six minutes of absolute bliss. It feels good to have them back in such fine form.

The track “Vapour Trails” is taken from the pair’s forthcoming “Waterfalls” EP, set to drop later this summer, and follows last year’s dancefloor-focused “Nairobi/Savannah” EP on Modular. It also serves as our first taste from their long-awaited sophomore album, the follow-up to 2010’s self-titled debut LP. Grab the track “Vapour Trails” for free below, and blast it on your car stereo.

Download here for the price of an email.

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Bag Raiders: “Nairobi”
Banks: “Beggin For Thread” [Bag Raiders Remix]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 September 2014

DATE:
October 2nd, 2014
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NEW MUSIC
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[Artwork: Y. Foulias]

Hey vroomers, it’s a new month, which means it’s time to share with you the complete list of the top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. It features some great tunes by Poolside, Bag Raiders, Say Lou Lou, Jacques Greene, ODESZA, Kasper Bjørke, Mighty Mouse, Basenji, among others. As always, this is your monthly chart. Get your fill of the most popular mpFrees below, and stay gas!

Top 15 September 2014:
01. Fool’s Gold: “I’m In Love” [Poolside Remix]
02. Say Lou Lou: “Instant Crush” [Daft Punk Cover]
03. The Weeknd: “What You Need” [Jacques Greene ’11 Edit]
04. Bag Raiders: “Nairobi” [Drop Out Orchestra Remix]
05. Basenji: “Heirloom”
06. Jessie Ware: “Say You Love Me” [Gorgon City Remix]
07. Banks: “Beggin For Thread” [Bag Raiders Remix]
08. ODESZA: “Say My Name” [Hayden James Remix]
09. Mighty Mouse: “That Piano Track”
10. Thrupence: “Silk”
11. Cyclist & Maiko: “Shine” [Anoraak Remix]
12. Kasper Bjørke feat. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: “TNR” [Anton Klint Remix]
13. Locussolus: “I Want It” [Instrumental]
14. JBAG feat. Kamp!: “Through Blue” [Dub]
15. International Feel: “Be With Me Tonight”

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Bag Raiders: “Nairobi (Hemingway Remix)”

DATE:
September 29th, 2014
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Toronto-based producer James Harris, aka Hemingway, has nailed it once again with this excellent Afro-funk remix of Bag Raiders’ dancefloor-ready jam “Nairobi”, taken from their recent “Nairobi/Savannah” EP on Modular. In Hemingway’s capable hands, the original cut has turned into something completely different, a laid-back sunshine affair with trumpets, guitar and even banjo that creates a longing for a summer gone by. Much more a rework than your average remix, this version of “Nairobi” is pure class. Grab it for free below.

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Stream: Hemingway: “Winding Rhodes”
mpFree: Lindstrøm: “Vōs-Sākō-Rv” [Hemingway Remix]

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